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2021.05.07 Special Motion to Strike 132
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.05.07
Excerpt: ...bing increase in lawsuits brought primarily to chill the valid exercise of the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and petition for the redress of grievances. The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the public interest to encourage continued participation in matters of public significance, and that this participation should not be chilled through abuse of the judicial process. To this end, this section shall be construed broadly....
2021.04.23 Motion to Strike Claim 083
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.04.23
Excerpt: ...k to strike her claims as untimely. Health & Safety Code §11488.5(a)(1), provides, in pertinent part, that “[a]ny person claiming an interest in the property seized pursuant to Section 11488 may, unless for good cause shown the court extends the time for filing, at any time within 30 days . . . after receipt of action notice, file with the superior court of the county in which the defendant has been charged with the underlying or related crimi...
2021.04.23 Demurrer 160
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.04.23
Excerpt: ...or failure to comply with Local Rule 3.3.7. On March 29, 2021, defendant refiled the general and special demurrer to the fourth cause of action on the grounds that plaintiff failed to state facts sufficient to constitute a viable cause of action. Defendant's request for judicial notice as to plaintiff's original Complaint, plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint, pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453...
2021.04.09 Motion for Terminating Sanctions 876
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.04.09
Excerpt: ...n filed a motion to compel that the Court granted on December 11, 2020, and ordered plaintiff to fully answer both sets of interrogatories and produce all requested documents (included proper verification) by the close of business on January 8, 2021. On December 21, 2020, Mr. Vitton's responses to both sets of interrogatories and request for production of documents were found at the front door of Ms. Johnson's attorney's office. The responses wer...
2021.04.09 Demurrer 554
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.04.09
Excerpt: ...acts necessary to establish each element of the cause of action pleaded. (Committee on Children's TV, Inc. v General Foods Corp. (1983) 35 Cal.3d 197, 212.) A pleading does not sufficiently state a cause of action when any facts necessary to establish an essential element of a cause of action are missing. (Baldwin v Marina City Props., Inc. (1978) 79 Cal.App.3d 393, 410.) Although plaintiff incorporated by reference all prior paragraphs of the co...
2021.03.26 Demurrer 160
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.03.26
Excerpt: ...t complied with Local Rule 3.3.7 enacted January 1, 2018, by failing to include the mandatory language in the notice of motion regarding the Court's tentative ruling system. Pursuant to said local rule, lack of compliance provides a specific ground to deny any such procedurally‐deficient motion. Based solely upon defendant's failure to comply with Local Rule 3.3.7, the demurrer is OVERRULED, without prejudice to refile, to the extent it otherwi...
2021.03.19 Petition to Compel Arbitration 987
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.03.19
Excerpt: ...Vazquez, Melba C. Atty: Carlson Law Group; Foster Garvy Pc Tentative Ruling: Defendants contend that the binding arbitration clause of the Residential Purchase Agreement entered into on or about July 26, 2020, compels that process be ordered in lieu of these court proceedings; plaintiff opposes largely on procedural grounds. While the language of the agreement provides a provision to compel binding arbitration, there is a condition precedent, in ...
2021.03.05 Demurrer, Motion to Strike 302
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.03.05
Excerpt: ...r the plaintiff to allege its own construction of the contract. As long as the complaint does not place a clearly erroneous construction on the provisions of the contract, in passing upon the sufficiency of the complaint, the judge must accept as correct the plaintiff's allegations as to the meaning of the contract. (Rutherford Holdings, LLC v Plaza Del Rey (2014) 223 Cal.App. 4th 221, 229.) Both parties agree Business and Professions Code §7159...
2021.02.26 Application for Good Faith Settlement 718
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.02.26
Excerpt: ... On January 11, 2021, defendants Coyle filed this motion contesting Peninsula's application. Defendants Coyle erroneously assert Peninsula bears the burden to prove this a good faith settlement, contrary to statutory authority as California Code of Civil Procedure §877.6(d) provides the “party asserting the lack of good faith shall have the burden of proof on that issue.” The California Supreme Court in Tech‐Bilt, Inc. v Woodword‐Clyde &...
2021.02.19 Motion to Strike 010
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.02.19
Excerpt: ...dants filed this motion. Defendants are requesting to strike or stay the complaint in this matter as a result of Calaveras Superior Court case number 19CV43882, Moore et. al v Reed et. al., which includes these defendants as defendants in a third‐party personal injury liability action. In case 19CV43882, plaintiff Moore was riding his scooter, crashed, and was injured. Defendants were contracted to sweep the street. Defendants submitted a “sw...
2021.02.19 Motion to Reconsider 876
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.02.19
Excerpt: ... 2, 2020, Mr. Vitton filed a motion to set aside the default. On January 8, 2021, the Court denied Mr. Vitton's request to set aside the default. On January 20, 2021, Mr. Vitton, filed a motion for reconsideration. Mr. Vitton has not complied with Local Rule 3.3.7 enacted January 1, 2018, by failing to include the mandatory language in the notice of motion regarding the Court's tentative ruling system. Pursuant to said local rule, lack of complia...
2021.02.19 Application for Writ of Execution or Right to Attach Order and Writ of Attachment 576
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.02.19
Excerpt: ...October 25, 2018, California Department of Transportation answered. On November 13, 2018, parties, except for California Department of Transportation, signed a stipulation to stay litigation and attend arbitration for all causes of action except the fourth cause of action, the stop payment notice. Specifically, the agreement stated that the “parties desire to stay litigation until after Plaintiff, CBA, and CBC have completed the arbitration and...
2021.02.05 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 877
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.02.05
Excerpt: .... On November 18, 2020, Optum360 filed this motion for summary judgment or, in the alternative, summary adjudication. No trial date has been set. Optum360's request for judicial notice is granted as to Exhibit A pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453. Pursuant to CCP section 437c(a)(7)(c), “the motion for summary judgment shall be granted if all the papers submitted show that there is no triable issue as to any material fact and that th...
2021.01.15 Motion to Deem Truth of Matters Specified in Request for Admissions as Admitted 112
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2021.01.15
Excerpt: ...onses were due on or before October 15, 2020. Plaintiff sent defendant a meet and confer letter. Having received no responses from defendant, plaintiff filed this motion. Plaintiff has not complied with Local Rule 3.3.7 enacted January 1, 2018, by failing to include the mandatory language in the notice of motion regarding the Court's tentative ruling system. Pursuant to said local rule, lack of compliance provides a specific ground to deny any su...
2020.12.18 Demurrer 940
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.12.18
Excerpt: ...ndition of public property, relying on Government Code §835 which provides that “a public entity is liable for injury caused by a dangerous condition of its property if the plaintiff establishes that the property was in a dangerous condition at the time of the injury, that the injury was proximately caused by the dangerous condition, that the dangerous condition created a reasonably foreseeable risk of the kind of injury which was incurred, an...
2020.12.11 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 607 (2)
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.12.11
Excerpt: ...n behalf of plaintiff. K. W. Emerson 's request for judicial notice is GRANTED as to Exhibits A and B pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453 and said Exhibits are entered into evidence. K.W. Emerson contends it is entitled to summary judgment because there are no triable issues of material fact as: 1) K.W. Emerson fully executed its duty to protect against the harm suffered by the plaintiff; 2) K.W. Emerson exercised ordinary care in its ...
2020.12.11 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 607
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.12.11
Excerpt: ...been filed on behalf of plaintiff. Calaveras County's request for judicial notice is GRANTED as to Exhibits A and B pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453 and said Exhibits are entered into evidence. Calaveras County contends it is entitled to summary judgment because there are no triable issues of material fact as: 1) the County is immune to liability for common law negligence; 2) plaintiff failed to allege statutory grounds for a vicari...
2020.12.11 Demurrer 976
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.12.11
Excerpt: ... which alleges violation of Labor Code §98.6. On August 28, 2020, the Court, after oral argument, stated the “ruling does not preclude defendant from demurring again to the pleading as to Labor Code §98.6 for the reasons specified in this Court's tentative ruling;” thus, the present demurrer does not represent a redundant demurrer as the Court's order of September 14, 2020, explicitly provided that defendant was allowed to demurrer to a sep...
2020.11.06 Petition to Compel Binding Arbitration 854
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.11.06
Excerpt: ...ntial Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow agreement attached to the complaint includes a binding arbitration agreement and are requesting an order to compel binding arbitration. (Petitioners have not complied with Local Rule 3.3.7 enacted January 1, 2018, by failing to include the mandatory language in the notice of motion regarding the Court's tentative ruling system. Pursuant to said local rule, lack of compliance provides a specific ground to ...
2020.10.09 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 604
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.10.09
Excerpt: ...es that plaintiff's second cause of action for products liability is barred for failure to comply with the Tort Claims Act. On September 28, 2020, plaintiff's opposition was filed. The Court GRANTS District's Request for Judicial Notice as to Exhibits A through C pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453. Government Code §911.2(a) provides that a “claim relating to a cause of action for death or for injury to person . . . shall be present...
2020.09.04 Motion to Compel Further Responses 604
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.09.04
Excerpt: ...tories, Set One. Plaintiff timely responded on June 19, 2020. On June 26, 2020, District served a meet and confer letter. In response to the letter, plaintiff amended his responses. On August 3, 2020, defendant District timely filed this Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Interrogatories Nos. 12, 13, and 19. Plaintiff alleges District failed to meet and confer and therefore did not comply with CCP §2030.300(b). However, defendant Dist...
2020.08.28 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 486
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.08.28
Excerpt: ...dgment. No trial date has been set. (Defendant Optum360 has not complied with Local Rule 3.3.7 enacted January 1, 2018, by failing to include the mandatory language in the notice of motion regarding the Court's tentative ruling system. Pursuant to said local rule, lack of compliance provides a specific ground to deny any such procedurally deficient motion. Based solely upon defendant Optum360's failure to comply with Local Rule 3.3.7, the Motion ...
2020.08.28 Demurrer 976
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.08.28
Excerpt: ...fendant's demurrer to the third cause of action, pertaining to violation of Labor Code section 98.6, is SUSTAINED, without leave to amend as this is the third amended complaint. Plaintiff did not receive Court's approval to amend the complaint adding this specific cause of action. Furthermore, plaintiff has not adequately pled this cause of action, even under California's liberal pleading practice, even had such an amendment been allowed. Defenda...
2020.08.21 Motion for Summary Judgment, Adjudication 062
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.08.21
Excerpt: ...n set. Evidence Code section 201 defines relevant evidence as evidence having any tendency in reason to prove or disprove any disputed fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action. Defendants object to specific sentences in declarations submitted by plaintiff based on relevancy. Defendants' objections to plaintiff's offered evidence numbers 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 are overruled, as the statements are relevant. Objection number 3 is su...
2020.08.21 Demurrer 604
Location: Calaveras
Judge: Sanders, David M
Hearing Date: 2020.08.21
Excerpt: ...ded complaint. On July 27, 2020, defendant District demurred. Defendant District's request for judicial notice is granted as to Exhibit A pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453. Defendant District's request for judicial notice is granted as to Exhibit B and Exhibit C pursuant to Evidence Code sections 452 and 453 and Gong v City of Rosemead (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 363, 376. Code of Civil Procedure section 430.41 states that a “party demu...

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